Trumps family separations: watchdog review paints damning picture of policy

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Report says 2,600 children were separated from their parents without adequate systems in place to track or reunite families Donald Trumps administration separated more than 2,600 children from their parents without adequate systems in place to track or reunite families, according to the first government review of the controversial the 25-page report said. Using information […]

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Weak economic recovery was down to flawed policies, not secular stagnation | Joseph Stiglitz

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Lesson to be learned from 2008 financial crisis is that the challenge was and is – political In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, some economists argued that the US, and perhaps the global economy, was suffering from secular stagnation an idea first conceived in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Economies had always […]

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EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran

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Companies told to ignore White House demands to drop all business with Iran The EU has launched an attempt to protect European businesses from Donald Trumps sanctions against Iran as the US administration voiced its intent to apply maximum pressure on Tehran by vigorously applying its punitive measures. The sanctions are to enter into force […]

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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

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Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before, writes Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik If there was a dictators playbook, the DonaldTrump administration would now be on the Instrumentalise Religion chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US […]

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Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump’s separation of children from families at border

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Press secretary rejects criticism of Jeff Sessions citing Romans 13 to justify policy and says it is very biblical to enforce the law Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, invoked the Bible to defend the Trump administrations immigration policy of separating mothers from their children. She was speaking at Thursdays White House briefing, in […]

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Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

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In arguing for a sunset clause to the trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy, says George Monbiot, a regular contributor to the Guardian He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended […]

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Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star’s ‘abhorrent’ tweets

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Network pulls Barrs revived show and condemns racist tweets towards ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett Roseanne Barrs revived sitcom has been cancelled after she posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet that attacked former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. The sitcom star falsely alleged that Jarrett, who was born in Iran to American parents, has connections […]

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

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US Border Patrol allows reporters to visit but does not allow pictures or interviews at holding facility housing children as young as four Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about […]

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The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians | Editorial

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Editorial: Channelling a reckless Donald Trump, Israeli ministers appear to have adopted a dangerous mindset: to destroy the national aspirations of the Palestinians by military force It is inexcusable for soldiers of a military, especially those under democratic civilian control, to shoot and kill protesters, almost all of whom were unarmed, and who pose no […]

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